kakorama: a ride into the past


October 26th, 1963...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Sugar Shack"
by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs

In the UK:
"Do You Love Me"
by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Sir Alec Douglas-Home

(TIME Cover: October the 25th, 1963)

 Famous people born on the 26th of October:

1491 - Zhengde, Emperor of China (d. 1521)
1685 - Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (d. 1757)
1759 - Georges Jacques Danton, French Revolutionary leader (d. 1794)
1802 - King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866)
1913 - Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1991)
1916 - François Mitterrand, President of France (d. 1996)
1919 - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran, Shah of Iran (d. 1980)
1947 - Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady of the United States and United States Senator
1959 - Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1963

Maria Goeppert-Mayer

with J. Hans D. Jensen, for their discoveries concerning nuclear shell structure

University of California - La Jolla, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1963 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1963

Tom Jones
directed by Tony Richardson
with Albert Finney (Tom Jones) and Diane Cilento (Molly)

Designed in 1963

The Djinn chaise lounge
by Olivier Mourgue


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